MUMBAI: The Aamir Khan starrer Dhobi Ghat, which has been directed by his wife – Kiran Rao, will have its world premiere at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The festival is scheduled from 9 – 19 September and will have 15 galas and 35 special presentations this year.
The debut direction venture of Rao, also stars Pratiek Babbar, Om Puri and debutant Monica Dogra. It is produced under the Aamir Khan Productions banner.
The film will be distributed by Aamir Khan Production and has music by Gustavo Santaolalla of Argentina.
Dhobi Ghat is set in Mumbai and revolves around the lives of four characters. In the teeming metropolis of Mumbai, four people separated by class and language are drawn together in compelling relationships. Shai, an affluent investment banker on a sabbatical, strikes up an unusual friendship with Munna, a young and beautiful laundry boy with ambitions of being a Bollywood actor, and has a brief dalliance with Arun, a gifted painter. As they slip away from familiar moorings and drift closer together, the city finds its way into the crevices of their inner worlds.